Seward Park Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Seward Park juts into Lake Washington like a thumb. Seattle city officials had the foresight to acquire the wild, wooded property in 1892 and eventually turn it into the public space we enjoy today. The loop trail circles the park on a closed-off service road for most of its length, with the lake on one side and Seattle’s largest remaining old-growth forest on the other.
Lake Washington—a 20-mile-long lake lined with waterfront homes and parks—defines Seattle’s eastern boundary. One of the city’s most beautiful parks, Seward Park occupies Bailey Peninsula and is home to an environmental and Audubon center, a clay art studio, an amphitheater, picnic facilities, and miles of trails. The longest and most scenic of the park’s trails is the Seward Park Loop (trail #10 on the park’s official map, available on their website). This wide, paved trail doubles as a service road that is closed to motorized public traffic."